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Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873) was an English novelist, playwright, and politician. Bulwer-Lytton's literary career began in 1820, with the publication of his first book of poems. He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult, and science fiction. In 1828 he attracted general attention with Pelham, a humourous, intimate study of the dandyism of the age which kept gossips busy in identifying characters with public figures of the time. By 1833, he had reached the height of his popularity with Godolphin, followed by The Pilgrims of the Rhine (1834), The Last Days of Pompeii (1834), Rienzi: The Last of the Roman Tribunes (1835), and Harold: The Last of the Saxon Kings (1848). Lord Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the infamous incipit "It was a dark and stormy night. "

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  • PDF | 496 pages
  • Dodo Press (September 24, 2007)
  • English
  • 3
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By karate mom on September 11, 2016

    For those willing to brave through some of the difficult literary style, this book is a real treat. I have read it four times and have yet to tire of this story. The antagonist is a truly menacing villain and the plot is rife with subplots driven by basic human emotion of both virtue and vice. All this set to a well documented tragic event in human history makes this a riveting read. Advice: push through the chapter on Ancient Greek/Roman architecture, the only slow part of the story.

  • By Diogenes on March 23, 2013

    Loved this book as a child. Great story as a story -- and it's set against the backdrop of Pompeii and its impending destruction when Vesuvius erupts. The whole family is enjoying it anew -- or for the first time for the children.This is a beautiful edition, with a set of color plates from Pompeii at the beginning.Highly recommended.

  • By Hedda Matheson on August 3, 2014

    I have read this book before, but not for years. Colorful and vibrant descriptive writing, typical of some of the best 19'th Century work. Great dramatic and romantic historical novel. Book in excellent condition.

  • By JeanLMPouteauMD on February 17, 2016

    the book is much more insightful and complex than the movie. but there is also a mid Victorian quality to the writing of the novelist.

  • By Pilar Reynolds on November 10, 2013

    The book story itself, as well as this edition, are fine. But the packaging was sloppy and careless, to the extent that the gummy flap of the envelope was stuck to the cover and some pages, impossible to remove without damaging it. Since the book was meant to be a gift, this was disappointing.

  • By Z Hayes on April 14, 2014

    I collect books by the Heritage Press and was eager to add this book to my collection. "The Last Days of Pompeii" is an interesting read for those who are keen on the subject matter. Unfortunately, the book arrived damaged. I was not happy with the way the book was described, since if I had known its condition, I would not have purchased it. I was pleased however, to learn that the seller issued me a full refund upon learning of my experience which is good business practice, as it should be.

  • By Joyce Koslosky on December 13, 2012

    I started reading this book about 63 years ago, when I was still in high school, but never finished it. I finally got through the whole thing. I found that I hadn't forgotton all my Latin. And the book was very interesting. I truly enjoyed it.

  • By Boaz on September 15, 2015

    I love old books!!! I loved adding this to my collection!!!


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